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Coldplay – Clocks lyrics

Lights go out and I can't be saved
Tides that I tried to swim against
You've put me down upon my knees
Oh I beg, I beg and plead (singing)
Come out of things unsaid, shoot an apple off my head (and a)
Trouble that can't be named, a tiger's waiting to be tamed (singing)
You are, you are

Confusion never stops, closing walls and ticking clocks (gonna)
Come back and take you home, I could not stop that you now know (singing)
Come out upon my seas, curse missed opportunities (am I)
A part of the cure, or am I part of the disease (singing)

You are [4x] (singing)
You are [2x]
And nothing else compares
Oh no nothing else compares
Oh and nothing else compares

You are [continues in background]
Home, home, where I wanted to go [2x](I went)
Home, home, where I wanted to go (I went)
Home, home, where I wanted to go



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    He is trying to find his way home. Ha has lost hope and he realizes that everything he did in he life wasn't perticually good or right, he knows that ha can't fix it or take it back but he wants a second chance. Nothing compares to the want for forgiveness, not many people can get on there knees and beg for forgives ness usually we just stand there stubbornly. He wants to go home back to the place where he belongs.
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    steve1981
    The great thing about all music is that the words can fit anyone's interpretation. One stanza can mean one thing to one person and something completely different to another. It's called "frame of reference." it's why each of us gets into a particular song. Because we can relate, in our own way. I always like to hear years later what the actual motivation was for a group to write a certain song and put a particular sound to it. It's never what I would have thought!
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    Coldplay are may favourite band, and their lyrics always have some great significance to people. Each song can be interpreted many different ways and I think that's beautiful. To me the song is about living in the moment and overcoming obstacles life throws at you, but it's not sad. I think it's kind of joyful and wonderous about the difficulties they go through, and they marvel at their failures and sucesses. :)
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    This is one the their best songs ever! To me the name and the lyrics together kind of sound like he wants to stop time or reverse the clocks and figure himself out. The confusion and the chaos are what he was feeling and he wanted to get rid of them. But that's one of the greatest things of most of coldplay's songs: everyone can find their own meaning and inspiration.
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    schichi7
    Can't be saved. Swam against the tide of God Unwittingly he speaks of the great I Am and says "You Are" repeatedly as he sings to Him. 'Trouble can't be named' as he has no understanding of this impending hell-and no choice now; only confusion. Confusion is not of the Lord. He missed his 'opportunity' for salvation and thus is a reprobate; unable to go home (forbidden from heaven). Somehow he knows nothing compares to the 'you are' he speaks of. And the music is so beautiful as we all sinners sing the same song with him. I don't believe he even knows what he penned as he wrote this song andnd who inspired him to write his plite. He was inspired to write his feelings and his predicament. Although it may not even really make sense to him but only on a deeper level which he cannot explain.
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